One of the objectives of the Vugraph project is to present great matches of the past in .lin or .pbn format, matches that were played long before computers became ubiquitous and whose hand records only existed so far in printed form.
The user must be aware of a fundamental difference of the reconstructed lin files as opposed to the regular Vugraph files: namely, regular Vugraph files are an accurate record of the bids and the cards played, down to the last spot card; on the other hand, records in books almost always are vague as to spot cards. Hence, when the book says "Declarer drew trumps in two rounds", we usually do not know if he played the ace first or the king, or if the defenders followed with this or that low card; and usually it does not matter. When it matters, sources usually provide the relevant information.
There is also another difference, concerning the scoring; in the 1983 match the pre-1987 scoring was used. The main difference from today is that the penalty for non-vulnerable undertricks was lighter: 100-300-500-700 and so on. In our presentation the modern scoring is used but the user should bear in mind what had happened actually.
For the 1983 Bermuda Bowl our source was the official book published courtesy of the ACBL. For the moment we provide only the dramatic final match USA and Italy. It was to be the swan song of the legendary Blue Team, the last time both Belladonna and Garozzo played in a world championship. The match was a nail-biter; in fact, on the penultimate board, the two great Italians... ah, but you'd better see it for yourself!.
This new offering of ours is, for one more time, due to Denis O' Kane. Kudos to Denis for another splendid job!
Italy v USA I
If you want, you can have here, all the .lin files zipped (without cumulative scores).
Here you can also find all 11 files in .pbn format (zipped) to replay with Jack, GIB or whatever.
Here you can also find all 11 files in .dup format (zipped) for duplication purposes.